CID constable shot at, serious

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IMPHAL, Dec 14: A staff of the CID special branch was reportedly shot at by a mate. The injured is said to be critically wounded. He was identified as Leisangthem Brojen Singh, 40, son of late L Mani, a resident of Thoubal Leisangthem with constable number 9801073, sources said.

He was shot at around 8.30 am at the office of the Superintendent of Police, CID, special branch which is located near the entrance of the 1st Manipur Rifles Bn, it added.

According to reports, he received a bullet injury from a 9 mm pistol on his right chest and is in serious condition. He is presently hospitalized at RIMS hospital. Media inquiry on how the incident occurred has not bear fruit as the concerned authorities has kept the incident confidential apparently to cover up the shooting.  Relenting to repeated queries, police sources admitted that he was shot accidentally when an official was cleaning his service pistol.

However, sources informed that Brojen had an argument with another staff member and was shot by the staff in an inebriated state.

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